beauty

Christopher John Rogers Offers Beauty Escapism With Flying Braids and Two-Tone Lips

Photo: Courtesy of Christopher John Rogers.

Much like last season, hairstylist Naeemah LaFond provided an array of head-turning hair looks. “They’re very playful and whimsical, yet still have that air of chic and powerful woven throughout that we have come to associate with the CJR woman,” she says of conceptualizing the collection’s hair looks. Using Amika’s Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray, she sculpted sky-reaching styles, such as the towering Afros and chandelier-like braids. “The towering crown look was a labor of love inspired by the Zulu women of South Africa and their traditional braided headdresses,” says LaFond, adding that she wrapped pre-loc-ed hair extensions around a cylinder base and added pieces of textured hair to “break up the texture and make it feel more lived-in.”

For the flying braids, which were inspired by LaFond’s daughter, Milah, she was going for a nostalgia meets futurism. “Creating this look reminded me of getting

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From escapism to aggression, Paris Fashion Week styles COVID-era | France News

From escapism at the disco to resistance and aggression, even to pondering the importance of the postal service while working from home, designers in Paris have presented divergent creative responses to the global health crisis as spring-summer shows continued on Friday.

Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for spring-summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For its nine-day duration, the calendar is flitting between 16 in-person, ready-to-wear runway collections, with masked guests, celebrities and editors in seated rows, about 20 in-person presentations, and several dozen completely digital shows streamed online with promotional videos.

Some of the show’s highlights:

Issey Miyake’s post 

While staring at the sea of boxes due to be shipped to Paris, the head designer of the Japanese house famed for its techno-fabrics came up with the starting point of its latest collection.

There, Satoshi Kondo had an epiphany. His design idea was

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